What is Phototherapy?

Phototherapy has been used worldwide for nearly a century to treat chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo and severe eczema.

While many treatments decrease the overall immune system, UVB light can be used to decrease the local immune system in the skin. In conditions such as psoriasis, light therapy can also slow down the development of thick, scaly skin. UVB light therapy is used in vitiligo for its additional ability to stimulate melanocytes, the skin’s pigment-producing cells. This makes phototherapy a nice treatment option for just about anyone—especially those who don’t like creams, those wanting a natural treatment, a steroid-free treatment, and those wanting additional control using a combination of therapies. Phototherapy is also a good option to consider for children and women during pregnancy.


I have a career, I have a family. Going to my doctor’s office three times a week for treatments was not an option.

Kenny, Clarify patient

Using this device was huge! Love that you can take it (handheld) anywhere, do it (treatment) anywhere! It’s great!

Emily, Clarify patient